Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in the elderly.

  title={Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in the elderly.},
  author={Kazumasa Takenaka and Mitsuo Shimada and Hidefumi Higashi and Eisuke Adachi and Takashi Nishizaki and Katsuhiko Yanaga and Takashi Matsumata and Tetsuo Ikeda and Keizo Sugimachi},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={129 8},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effectiveness of hepatic resection on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the elderly. DESIGN Comparison with younger patients. SETTING A municipal hospital and a large university hospital in Japan. PATIENTS The study included 39 patients (age > or = 70 years [the elderly group]) and 229 patients (age < 70 years [the younger group]) who underwent hepatic resection from April 1985 to March 1993. The preoperative clinical features (Child's classification, association… CONTINUE READING


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